Woody Allen denies any retirement plans


False rumors of the film maker Woody Allen retiring made the rounds after he said he intended to dedicate more of his time to writing than making movies.

He told a Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia: “My idea, in principle, is not to make more movies and focus on writing.” Allen adds that his novels would “have a lot of humor because that’s what comes naturally to me.”

A representative of the director released the following statement given to The Independent:

“Woody Allen never said he was retiring, not did he say he was writing another novel. He said he was thinking about not making films as making films that go straight or very quickly to streaming platforms is not so enjoyable for him, as he is a great lover of the cinema experience. Currently, he has no intention of retiring and is very excited to be in Paris shooting his new movie, which will be the 50th.”

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Allen recently wrote his 5th collection of humor pieces, Zero Gravity, which was published in the US by Arcade. The 86-year-old film maker is also shooting in Europe following a massive drop-in support due to abuse allegations. His movie distributions are also limited to Europe including A Rainy Day in New York and Rifkin Festival.

Wasp 22 for this reason will also be shot entirely in French. Allen revealed to La Vanguardia that “It will be similar to Match Point. Exciting, dramatic, and also sinister.”

Twitter has also responded following the false news of Allen’s retirement.


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